Robert Ellis (cricketer)

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Robert Ellis
Personal information
Full name Robert Thomas Ellis
Born (1853-09-16)16 September 1853
Burgess Hill, Sussex, England
Died 23 September 1937(1937-09-23) (aged 84)
Stone, Dartford, Kent, England
Batting Right-handed batsman
Bowling Right -arm round arm fast bowler
Domestic team information
Years Team
1877 - 1886 Sussex
First-class debut 27 August 1877 Sussex v Gloucestershire
Last First-class 31 May 1886 Sussex v Nottinghamshire
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 70
Runs scored 2356
Batting average 18.69
100s/50s 2/16
Top score 103
Balls bowled 164
Wickets 0
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 28/-
Source: [1], 4 September 2011

Robert Thomas Ellis (16 September 1853 – 23 September 1937) was an English maltster and cricketer who played first class cricket for Sussex between 1877 and 1889. He captained the team in 1880.

Ellis was born at Franklands, Keymer near Burgess Hill, Sussex, He was educated at Brighton College and played in the first XI in 1869. He became a maltster. He made his first class cricket debut for Sussex in the 1877 season. In 1880 he was captain and manager of Sussex and scored a century against Surrey. He was staying with his brother Philip who was a farmer at Rodmell in 1881.[1] In 1881 he scored a century against Derbyshire. Also in 1881 he played matches for South against North, Gentlemen against Players and for Lord Sheffield's XI. He played no matches in 1883 and appeared for Gentlemen of the South in 1885. He played his last three games in the 1886 season.

Ellis was a right handed batsman and played 144 innings in 70 first class matches with an average of 18.69 and a top score of 103. He was a right arm round arm bowler and took no wickets in 164 balls for the loss of 69 runs.[2]

Ellis died at Stone, Dartford Kent at the age of 84.


  1. ^ British Census 1881 RG11 1075/69 2
  2. ^ Robert Ellis at Cricket Archive
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Charles Sharp
Sussex county cricket captain
Succeeded by
Herbert Whitfield